Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB
Carthage College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Carthage College Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management61Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration33Graduates
- Elementary Education32Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science29Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
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After Carthage College
- Very Good359
I love Carthage! It is a small college that has big ties to the community. The teachers are fantastic and really are experts in their field. The students are very engaging and participate and help create many clubs and extracurricular. I will definitely choose Carthage again if I could do it over. However, the only thing that I will change is saving up and applying for more scholarships so I can afford the school.
- College Sophomore
- 6 months ago
Carthage is a great school. Its small size is really beneficial because you get the attention you would not get a much larger school. The classes are smaller, it's much easier to interact with your professors, and you get to know people and faces a little bit better. Most people are from the Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan area so if you are not from around these parts you might feel a little left out, especially when so many students leave for the weekend (don't worry it doesn't empty completely). The campus is beautiful and can you get a view of the Lake Michigan from your dorm window! I just wish the winters weren't so brutal.
- College Freshman
- Oct 8 2015
The learning experience is wonderful, and that should be all that matters, but there are many things that are disappointing about this school. The tuition is too high for a student to attend unless the school's academic programs are exactly what you are looking for. Most of the professors are passionate about their course subject and are fairly open to helping schools out of class. The food is unfortunately of poor quality and there are few places to buy a lot of healthy food. Help with living conditions is poor, it often takes weeks and multiple requests to get response from maintenance.
- 2 months ago